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Avoiding burn out on the job

Posted June 7, 2013 by Capt. Julia Vanover

Feeling overwhelmed, weary, or even beyond caring about work anymore? Burn out is a common problem with severe outcomes if not addressed. We can rapidly get stuck and accept misery. We’ll think, “What good will happen even if I try”. Many leaders are unaware of the immense impact burn out has on employees and the…

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Hold self to a higher standard in uniform

Posted August 30, 2013 by Lt. Col. Lynn Marshall

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The other day as I was driving home from base, I noticed an individual driving erratically, speeding and running red lights – just an ordinary California driver, right? Sadly, I could clearly see that this individual was wearing an Air Force uniform. This incident made me contemplate a few…

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SLAP your Airmen daily

Posted December 6, 2013 by Chief Master Sgt. Lisa Arnold

LAJES FIELD, Azores – Have you ever wanted to SLAP your Airmen? Have you ever wanted to SLAP them in hopes of teaching them a lesson? Have you ever wanted to SLAP them, but feared going to jail? If you answered yes to one or all of these questions, here is a way to accomplish…

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Think before you act: It only takes a second for your actions to go viral

Posted March 7, 2014 by Christa D'Andrea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Have you ever done something you wish you could take back? Said something mean … wrote something inappropriate … behaved in a way that was disrespectful? I’m sure you have or you wouldn’t be human. However, in today’s society some of these behaviors never go away, even if you…

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Memorial Day message from 412th TW CC

Posted May 25, 2012 by by Col. Evan Dertien

This Memorial Day we celebrate our nation’s hard won freedoms and honor the men and women whose sacrifices made them possible. Whether you spend your Memorial Day weekend with family and friends, enjoying a hobby, or just relaxing, please take time to reflect on the individual sacrifices that were...

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My educational journey Take advantage of the benefits available to you

Posted November 9, 2012 by Mark Bacon

One of the saddest things I’ve witnessed during my 35 years with the Air Force – including over 23 years active duty, as a contractor, and now as an Air Force civilian – has been people who stay with our service as a career, yet never use the many educational benefits available to them. My…

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The bad guy

Posted March 22, 2013 by Maj. John Groff

Who likes to be the bad guy? Do you? How many of you like to tell someone that they need a haircut or to stop chewing tobacco outside a tobacco-use area? No one likes to be the bad guy; no one likes to correct someone doing something wrong. Is it because of the confrontation or…

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AFTC Commander’s Log

Posted July 5, 2013 by Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr.

Team, I hope everyone is enjoying the Fourth of July holiday and a long weekend for most. I know I am. I hope everyone celebrated responsibly the anniversary of this nation declaring its independence and freedom, a freedom that is the envy of every other nation. This time of year†provides us a great opportunity to…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted October 4, 2013 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Do you ever wonder why God didn’t make things easier and run everything himself?  Here is one person’s take on the issue.  ”The royal and priestly vocation of all human beings, it seems, consists in this: to stand at the…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted January 10, 2014 by

- Take time to reflect on this quote from pastor and speaker Paul Tripp. “When I was a child I overheard a drunken man saying perverse things about the women around him. Later my mother said to me, ‘There is nothing that comes out of the mouth of a drunk that wasn’t there in the…

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